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Rubus idaeus (American red raspberry)
Weyand, Phyllis

Rubus idaeus

Rubus idaeus L.

American red raspberry, Wild Red Raspberry

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: RUID

USDA Native Status: L48 (NI), AK (NI), CAN (NI), SPM (N)

Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) has small flowers, prickles on stem, and compound leaves with 3 or 5 leaflets.

The Wild Red Raspberry is a member of the family Rosaceae which includes about 2000 species of trees, shrubs, and herbs worldwide; approximately 77 native and 9 naturalized tree species and many species of shrubs and herbs in North America; including service-berries (Amelanchier), hawthorns (Crataegus), apples (Malus), plums and cherries (Prunus), and mountain-ashes (Sorbus).

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Flower:
Fruit: Red

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AK , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

Benefit

Use Wildlife: Birds, Butterflies
Warning: Plant has thorns or prickles.
Attracts: Birds

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Rubus idaeus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rubus idaeus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rubus idaeus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-05-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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